Boxes of chocolates. Victoria’s Secret. Trips to florists. Panicking over dinner reservations. Maybe you even went to Jared and plan on sharing her answer with the Insta world after you take a knee mid-dessert. Or maybe, just maybe . . . you’re smarter than that. Maybe you’re the type of person that tells your person how you feel daily instead of stockpiling emotions for the consumer-adopted “holiday.” Heck, maybe you’re crushing life on your own and don’t need anyone to tell you you’re pretty or buy you a steak. Maybe this day is just a painful reminder of the love and loss you’ve had and you just want to have a drink and forget about it for a while. Whatever the case, we’ve got you covered. Drink this.
3/4 oz gin (I like Fords Gin)
3/4 oz cognac (Camus works well)
1/2 oz Chambord
1/2 oz fresh pineapple juice
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
Shake all ingredients and fine strain into your favorite glass (I prefer a coupe glass and no ice in mine, but you do you!). Garnish with skewered brandied cherry. Look at yourself in the mirror and say, “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.”